Our Central Location

Self Drivers

You have 2 options depending on your vehicle

  1. The best road is the fully sealed inland road through Mareeba, Mount Molloy, Mount Carbine, Palmer River, Lakefield and on to Cooktown. There are road houses and fuel at Mount Carbine, Palmer River, Lakefield. The trip from Cairns is 330kms and takes 4 – 4.5 hrs depending on your speed.

  2. If you have a 4WD vehicle or off road motorbike you can take the Coastal route along the Bloomfield Track, 32kms of which is unsealed. The trip from Cairns is 245kms and the time it takes depends on conditions but can be less.


Explanation of the 2 routes:


The Bloomfield Track:



By Bus

A good bus service operates three days per week, on a Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. It travels from Cairns to Mareeba on the Atherton Tableland then north direct to Cooktown.

Leaving Cairns Central Railway Station at 7.00am it arrives at Charlotte Street, Cooktown at 12.15pm and then leaves for the return trip at 1.30pm arriving back in Cairns at 6.00pm.




By Air

With over 33 years of experience and averaging 5,000 flights annually, Hinterland Aviation is a respected and reliable regional airline that operates a daily service between Cairns and Cooktown. 

  • Monday and Friday: 4 return flights

  • Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday: 3 return flights

  • Saturday and Sunday: 1 return flight

The trip takes 45 minutes and provides a great aerial view of the Reef and Coastline.

You can also charter a plane

For the schedules and more information see



Cooktown sign

Getting To Cooktown

Our park has a top location in the middle of the Town – walking distance to all amenities and attractions – but still surrounded by parkland and open space on 3 sides and with plenty of shady trees.

Hiring a campervan or 4WD with Camping Gear

You can drive your own vehicle to Cooktown or hire a 2WD or 4WD vehicle in Cairns.

There are plenty of camper van hire firms – see https://www.drivenow.com.au/home/campervan-hire to get a good rate.

You can also hire a 4WD with camping gear – see for example http://www.cairns4wdhire.net.au/4wd-campers/, http://www.campersoz.com.au/

Phone 07 4069 6400
Cooktown Orchid Travellers Park
Cnr Charlotte & Walker St Cooktown